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Owl Pillows

S asked me to make some owl pillows for her shop. She gave me some suggestion pictures and I did a bit of looking online, but didn't feel very inspired until I saw this scrap of fabric in my stash.

Owl Pillows

The larger owl is about 1" tall and I basically just enlarged it, keeping the proportions the same, up to 12" for the pillows.

Owl Pillows

I like how the feet are perched on a branch in the printed fabric, and I really wanted to make some sort of feet that dangled from the bottom of the owl. But, after three different attempts, I was still unsatisfied with how they looked and I didn't have any more ideas. Instead, the feet look like this:

Owl Pillows

The wings have a pleat in the middle so that they sit away from the owl body a bit.

Owl Pillows

The underside of the wing matches the owl belly.

Owl Pillows

I was quite determined to make these using only materials that I already had and I was successful. I think I would prefer the look of regular button (as opposed to these covered button) eyes, but I didn't have any dark buttons that were large enough.

The gray one is my favorite. If I make these again, it might be fun to be more adventurous with prints - different ones for the head and body, perhaps.

Owl Pillows


  1. Oh, how adorable! It's interesting to see both the inspiration and the finished owl.

  2. This is the best sewing craft I have seen in a long time!!! You are so talented, and I am sure those owls will sell! I'd want one!

  3. Those are so cute!! Your creativity is inspiring.


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